Caramel Swirl

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Project by Ossian posted 09-15-2010 12:35 AM 2042 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a supply of burl scraps from a local furniture maker, and snapped ‘em up. The spousal unit snagged a few of them, but I’ve found a new hiding place—the rest are mine until she finds them.

The body of this box is made of (I think) a maple burl. The top and bottom are sapele. The top is held on by rare-earth magnets.

The quilted figuring in the burl makes it almost appear to be a block of ribboned caramel—but that’s an illusion, it tastes just like wood. I like the way the sapele complements the body, with ribbons of gold running the length of the box when it catches the light.


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#1 posted 09-15-2010 12:47 AM

That is some beautiful wood and you did it justice. Nice job, but send me the address of that “scrap” pile, I think I need to drop by and see what else they’ve got .

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 12:58 AM

Long commute for you—Portland, OR is where the pile is.


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#3 posted 09-15-2010 01:35 AM

wood, it’s whats for beauty….but not for supper.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 02:04 AM

But when it looks like CANDY it seemed like it ought to at least be for DESSERT….


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#5 posted 09-15-2010 02:07 AM

That’s an attractive looking box!


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#6 posted 09-15-2010 02:27 AM

Great looking box, nice job. It does look like my favorite, caramel.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 02:48 AM

Wonderful wood, and a really fine box.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 02:53 AM

Wonderful wood, great job.

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 10:46 AM

Beautiful wood, great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 09-16-2010 06:50 PM

Nice burl. Looks good.

-- Dave Arizona

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#11 posted 09-17-2010 06:25 PM

Thank you all for the positive comments. I got very lucky with the wood.


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